How To Install Ubuntu With ‘D Drive’-like Data Partition

By | October 12, 2020

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Monday, October 12, 2020 at 22:18

Actually it is very
easy to install Ubuntu alike operating systems with data storage
partitions similar to Drive D: to mimic tradition of Windows
computers. What you need to do is just install Ubuntu like usual but
create one additional large partition without attaching mount point
to it. The result is you will always see one data partition ready to
use just like you usually found while using Windows. Just because
apparently many people asked it then I make this tutorial to help. As
stated it is for Ubuntu alike, you can also practice this to Fedora,
openSUSE, Manjaro, and others.

(A Kubuntu laptop with New Volume displayed as data partition)

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Preparations

Prepare separate
disk partitions. Don’t just create system partitions, but also create
data partitions. This kind of setup is actually what traditionally Windows Computers are where C is for system and D is for data.

Installation

Do operating system installation
like normally we do it. But the only difference is let the data partition without mount point. If you don’t know how, here are installation guide examples which includes explanation on dualboot and uefi modes:

Finish

Finish the
installation like usual. Nothing special.

Result

Once you run your Ubuntu computer you will have data partition ready to use. Happy working!


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